Chris Laughery

In the Moment Producer

I'm Chris Laughery, a producer for in the moment ...  My family consists of wife Ann and son Matt. I have been involved in the broadcast world for over 20 years in one capacity or another. I am a proud United States Navy veteran and played a role in Operation Southern Watch in Iraq and Operation Restore Hope in Southern Africa. I appreciate you listening to South Dakota Public Broadcasting and being in the moment ...

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In The Moment ... November 16, 2017 Show 222 Hour 2

Dr. Richard Holm is host of “On Call with the Prairie Doc.” We preview tonight’s program on infectious disease and also discuss why parents should keep cell phones out of family bedrooms.

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In The Moment ... November 16, 2017 Show 222 Hour 2

University of Sioux Falls student McKenzie Erickson joins the program to talk about Love Your Melon – an organization founded and run by college students on the mission of improving the lives of children battling cancer. We also discuss how social media is changing the lives of American teenagers.

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In The Moment ... November 16, 2017 Show 222 Hour 2

From Facebook depression to the disintegration of privacy, to a shift in the very perception of reality, all of us are impacted by the daily deluge of social media. Teenagers, perhaps, are among our most vulnerable. Dr. Joseph Bottum heads the CLASSICS Institute (Collaborations for Liberty and Security Strategies for Integrity in a Cyber-Enabled Society) at Dakota State University. He's the author of the books "An Anxious Age" and "The Christmas Plains."

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In The Moment ... November 16, 2017 Show 222 Hour 1

SDPB’s Kevin Woster writes the On the Other Hand blog. Today he joins us with news from community leaders (and grandparents) Sue and Dick Brown.

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In The Moment ... November 16, 2017 Show 222 Hour 1

What does it mean to love someone in a language that’s not your own? Lauren Collins is a staff writer at "The New Yorker.” Her best-selling book is called "When in French: Love in a Second Language." It's now available in paperback. She joins us to talk about cultural identity, belonging, and life in translation.

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In The Moment ... November 15, 2017 Show 221 Hour 1

As South Dakotans watch the jousting in Congress over tax reform, many are asking the age-old question: What's in it for me? How do South Dakotans fare in the new proposal? Joy Smolnisky is with the South Dakota Budget and Policy Institute.

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In The Moment ... November 15, 2017 Show 221 Hour 1

As players, coaches, and fans prepare for the “Round of 16” state volleyball format, SDPB’s Nate Wek is on the way to Rapid City for the big games. He joins us for a look at two teams in the same region preparing for a showdown.

Lori Walsh

In The Moment ... November 15, 2017 Show 221 Hour 1

As of yesterday, America has seen 317 mass shootings in 2017. In case you're keeping track, there were 483 in 2016. Today we talk about what’s changing (and what’s staying the same) in preventing and preparing for active shooters. Joining us is Lt. Jeff Garden with the Sioux Falls Police Department.

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In The Moment ... November 15, 2017 Show 221 Hour 2

Jonathan Ellis, Sioux Falls Argus Leader, and Jon Hunter, Madison Daily Leader publisher, join us for a look at the week’s top state political headlines. Today we look at lawmaker requests for a 70 percent pay raise, accountability for state teacher pay increases, the challenges of Marsy’s Law, and more.

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In The Moment ... November 15, 2017 Show 221 Hour 2

The Black Hills Playhouse's Dakota Players have toured South Dakota schools since 1999, giving kids in rural communities a chance to play a part in a live theater production. SDPB's Jackie Hendry spoke with the Director of Education for the Black Hills Playhouse, Deb Workman, to learn more about how the playhouse is impacting students across the state. Then, Lori Walsh talks with Black Hills Playhouse Executive Director Linda Anderson about the upcoming season.

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In The Moment ... November 1, 2017 Show 211 Hour 2

Dr. Matt Friedman is a Visiting Professor of Economics at The University of South Dakota in Vermillion, SD. He came to Vermillion from New York where he was a research fellow and public policy advocate.

Today at 3:30, in a Beacom Scholar Series event, Friedman discusses “Wage and Employment Impacts of a Criminal Record.”  His presentation is at Beacom Hall 117 on the USD campus.

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In The Moment ... November 1, 2017 Show 211 Hour 2

Roger Whittle with the Watertown Public Opinion and Seth Tupper from the Rapid City Journal join the show today to talk state politics.

Cara Hetland

In The Moment ... November 1, 2017 Show 211 Hour 2

Katie Wolf is the founder and executive director of Friends for Health in Haiti. This project began in 2006. She joins the show today to expand on this. More information and donations can be made by clicking on this link.

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In The Moment ... November 1, 2017 Show 211 Hour 1

Cara Hetland is joined today by SDPB's Nate Wek. They discuss the opportunity that Cara recently had and that was being a member of the chain gang at Howard Field in Sioux Falls. This piece is on the SDPB sport's Facebook page.

In The Moment ... October 31, 2017 Show 210 Hour 2

Congressional Republicans want to make one of the largest overhauls of the federal tax law in decades. The estate tax is on the chopping block. SDPB’s Lee Strubinger joins us to unpack how the debate is playing out in the state.

The Federal estate tax has been around since 1916.

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In The Moment ... October 31, 2017 Show 210 Hour 2

Hugh Weber, host of The Potluck Society, brings Amy Jo Martin to the program. Martin is the author of “Renegades Write the Rules” and host of the “Why Not Now?” podcast.

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In The Moment ... October 31, 2017 Show 210 Hour 2

Friday night you can stop by the National Music Museum in Vermillion to see clarinetist Luis Viquez in concert. That begins at 7 p.m. Viquez is the director of the University of South Dakota Symphony Orchestra. He's the assistant professor of music at USD, director of the concert band.

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In The Moment ... October 31, 2017 Show 210 Hour 1

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In The Moment ... October 31, 2017 Show 210 Hour 1

This hour we explore the 500th Anniversary of the Protestant Reformation. We move ahead now, a century or two, to 1749, when Johann Sebastian Bach completed the monumental "B minor Mass." We welcome Maestro Delta David Gier of the South Dakota Symphony Orchestra and Dr. James Johnson, South Dakota Symphony Orchestra Chorusmaster.

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In The Moment ... October 31, 2017 Show 210 Hour 1

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In The Moment ... October 30, 2017 Show 209 Hour 1

Women are using the “me too” hashtag to speak out about sexual harassment, discrimination, and assault. We’ll talk about the resonance of the social media movement in South Dakota with our panel of experts: Lt. Governor Matt Michels, Traci Lund, Human Resources Director for Lewis Drug, Stephanie Pochop, an attorney who specializes in discrimination cases, and Dave Lane, assistant professor of Sociology at the University of South Dakota.

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In The Moment ... October 30, 2017 Show 209 Hour 2

It's one of the most pressing questions in science today, and the University of South Dakota is on the forefront. The research involves the search to explore and define dark matter. You can learn more at a Dark Matter Day Symposium tonight at USD.  We're joined by USD Professor Dongming Mei for more.

In The Moment ... October 30, 2017 Show 209 Hour 2

It’s time to unleash the stories of ghosts and spirits for this season of creepiness. Ken Stewart, Archives Research Administrator for the State Archives/SD State Historical Society, joins us with some South Dakota ghost stories.

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In The Moment ... October 30, 2017 Show 209 Hour 2

In The Moment ... October 27, 2017 Show 208 Hour 1

Eliza Blue is a singer, a writer, a musician, a mother, and a South Dakotan. You can find her at LittlePastureOnThePrairie.com. You can also find her here every month, bringing you a Postcard from the Prairie.

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In The Moment ... October 27, 2017 Show 208 Hour 1

U.S. Congresswoman Kristi Noem is running for South Dakota Governor. She joins us for a conversation about her vision for South Dakota. We discuss the opioid crisis, allegations of sexual harassment and assault in Pierre, and opportunities for state workforce development.

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In The Moment ... October 27, 2017 Show 208 Hour 1

PBS President and CEO Paula Kerger visits the Black Hills to mark the official opening of the SDPB Black Hills Bureau. Kerger is the longest serving president and CEO in PBS history. Since her arrival, she has made particularly strong commitments to the arts, news and public affairs, high-quality educational content for children and the classroom, and the use of new digital platforms to bring public media into the lives of all Americans.

In The Moment ... October 26, 2017 Show 207 Hour 2

Jo Auch is the assistant executive director of the South Dakota High School Activities Association. She joins us show to explain the Sweet 16 of high school volleyball and the current high school volleyball season.

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In The Moment ... October 26, 2017 Show 207 Hour 2

If you love food, especially fresh, locally sourced food, you probably already have a Deborah Madison cookbook in your collection. She's an icon in American food culture, known for bringing vegetarian food into the mainstream and for championing the farmers who grow it. Her latest book is called "In My Kitchen." She's coming to Spearfish next week for the South Dakota Local Foods Conference. We're also joined by Kim Brannen, president of the South Dakota Specialty Producers Association.

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In The Moment ... October 26, 2017 Show 207 Hour 2

Dr. Holm joins us for a weekly preview of “On Call with the Prairie Doc.”

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